The Del Mar College book club has been bringing like minds together once a month since it began in 2008.
“Our club is unique because it’s open to the public and has a variety of members including staff, community members and students,” said Benita Flores-Muñoz, associate professor of Childhood Development.
The club meets from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month in Room 434 of the White Library. Participants discuss ideas and their impressions as well as ask questions about that month’s book.
“Sometimes just asking that first question can get everyone’s ideas going,” Flores- Muñoz said.
Votes are cast to decide on the featured books, which include a variety of bestsellers, classics and fiction/nonfiction. The club is based solely upon the love and drive to read, which is what makes the meetings successful. There are over 40 members consisting of faculty, alumni and even members of the public who do not attend Del Mar.
The club’s next meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26. This month’s book is “The Daughters of Mars” by Thomas Keneally.
“Everybody is welcome, even if they haven’t read the book to just come in and listen, have the experience, or to just meet new people,” Flores- Muñoz said.